Scandinavia is a region of lush lands, breathtaking waterways, mountain peaks and colorful towns decorating the coastlines. The region offers some of the most picturesque landscapes known to man. With plunging waterfalls, undisturbed ecosystems, expansive forests, vast archipelagos and rugged cliffs, there’s plenty to discover in the “Land of the Vikings.” Take a look at 12 of the most beautiful places in Scandinavia, including a few from its Nordic neighbors too.
1. Geiranger Fjord, Norway
The Geiranger Fjord is located in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county. In 2005, it was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, but that status is now being threatened as plans to install power lines across the fjord are in place. Kayak down the fjord and discover two roaring waterfalls, the Brudesløret (the Bridal Veil) and De syv søstrene (the Seven Sisters). The channel is approximately ten miles long, 1600 feet wide, 1200 feet deep, and is surrounded by peaks up to 6000 feet high on either side. In other words it’s expansiveness is astounding and leaves many visitors in awe.